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Telefutura back in San Diego

By Felipe Leon

After a five year hiatus, Spanish language channel Telefutura makes its triumphant return to San Diego, CA, when Golden Boy Promotions in association with Bobby D. Presents, Don Chargin Productions and Jorge Marron Productions present “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on Friday, June 11th, from the 4 Points Sheraton Hotel. Matchmaker Jorge Marron has put together an interesting card featuring many up and coming local prospects. In the main event, undefeated California State super bantamweight champion Christopher “SD Kid” Martin (17-0-2, 5KOs) of San Diego defends his title against rugged Adolfo “El Terror” Landeros (20-13-1, 9KOs) of Mexico City, MX, in a scheduled eight round bout.

The slick Martin, who has become a sudden draw in his hometown, is on a three straight stoppage win streak as he has shut down his last three opponents including a spectacular performance over previously unbeaten Eduardo Arcos in his first defense of his title last year. In his last bout, Martin made sure the title stayed in southern California when he stopped Ruben Lopez in six. The vastly more experienced Landeros should prove a tough nut to crack as he has faced a who’s who of the 122 lbs. division such as Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo, Jhonny Gonzalez, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Guillermo Rigondeux.

In the semi main event, San Diego’s best kept secret lightweight Antonio “Simple Man” Orozco (6-0, 5KOs) of National City, CA, makes his television debut when he takes on Michael Peralta (4-4, 1KO) of Reno, NV, in an eight round contest. The talented Orozco, who was an amateur star in Kansas, turned to the punch for bucks business two years ago and despite a slow start, has been picking up steam and is vying for his fourth knockout in a row.

Undefeated southpaw middleweight Lester “Cubanito” Gonzalez (11-0, 6KO), who is trained by San Diego boxing fixture Lou Messina, faces Fort Lauderdale, FL’s Ibahiem “Almighty” King (7-2, 2KOs) after being inactive for the better part of twelve months. Gonzalez of San Diego, CA by way of Cuba, will have his hands full with the smooth King who is making his second appearance in San Diego after dropping a hotly contested six round decision in a war to Abie Han last year. The Gonzalez-King fight is set for six rounds.

Chihuahua’s hard hitting Luis Grajeda (9-0, 7KO) faces local Jaime “Jimmy” Orrantia (13-27-5, 4KO’s) of Lakeside, CA, over six rounds at welterweight while knockout artist Andrew Cancio (10-1-2, 10KOs) of Blythe, CA, looks to be the first to stop the tough Cristian “Filoso” Favela (19-26-6, 10KOs) in a scheduled six round jr. welterweight fight.

Never in a dull fight, local featherweight Pablo “Bronco” Armenta (1-0-1) takes on Pomona, CA’s Rene Torres (0-1-1) in what is sure to be an exciting four rounds or less to flesh out the card.

Doors open at 6:30pm with the first punch thrown at 7:30pm. The Four Points Sheraton Hotel is located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA. Tickets are available at the Hotel Gift Store, 858.277.8888. Tickets start off at $25.

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